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Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum

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Amazing history

After a visit to the harbour where all the visiting yachtspeople have made their drawings, it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
Great location and a 100 year old tradition

Family owned for 100 years, this popular restaurant is well known to locals and tourists alike... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a visit to the harbour where all the visiting yachtspeople have made their drawings, it was nice to go for a drink at the famous bar where the trans-atlantic sailors meet up. Even though we didn't meet any sailors the evening we visited, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Family owned for 100 years, this popular restaurant is well known to locals and tourists alike. Prices are reasonable and the menu varied. Specials include a soup of the day (€1.75) and a dinner recommendation. The cream of spinach soup was excellent as was the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

The museum is small, limited and not terribly well presented but is still fascinating. The quality and quality of the exhibits is admirable, though a little more explanation would be helpful. On the other hand, the local guide/curator was excellent, knowledgeable and helpful. Well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This review is purely about the museum. We might have taken refreshments at the café but were driven away by the noise. Scrimshaw is a very old art and consists of engraving teeth/bone/tusks and then filling in the engraved part with a contrasting museum. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Every time I go to Faial, I always visit the Peter Café, gift shop and museum. For me, it's a must see. It's across from the port with all of the boats.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ravenhawk39
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We enjoyed our visit, including beers, coffee and some appetizers. The ladies of the group visited the Scrimshaw Museum and thought it was very good.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank idmaster
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Peter's bar is a bit of a legend, and this year celebrates 100 years of business. Great G&T, good food. Friendly staff. What's not to like. If they are busy then service outside can be slow...so get up on your pins and walk inside to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maudibe
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Peter’s is basically the center of Horta. Always bustling and interesting. Great place for a drink, snack or full meal. Everything is tasty and the outdoor bar has a great view.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lrieg
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Peters cafe and restaurant is a meeting place. It can get very busy at times. The food was good but was very slow to appear and was not as hot as it should have been. We sent back a plate of food which was cold.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maura J
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The gin is great! Also had some snack type meals and one big steak one. All were very good though nothing special about them. The atmosphere though is great and the service professional and quick. Can’t go wrong here.

Date of experience: August 2018
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